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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AHotRod, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Skip-o-Matic
    Joined: Jan 26, 2007
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    Well.......it may not be fast, but it should be pretty fast.:)
    Right Glenn?
     
  2. roosters hot rods
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    its just an ol worn out 283...with a rattle can overhaul..
     
  3. rdemilt
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    from so florida

    I'll be there

    DSC05072.jpg DSC05080.jpg

    No thats not me, it's my mom after she came by for dinner Sunday night.
     
  4. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Indeed !
    Pretty-Fast .... and it ain't stock ;) ..... so I hear :p
     
  5. roosters hot rods
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    because stock SUCKS...;)
     
  6. roosters hot rods
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    yep that ol 283 is in and running....it smokes a lil...anybody else working on there rides for next weekend >????
     
  7. AHotRod
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    yeah, I put a new Mustang steering box in mine this weekend after 24 years :)

    Man is it nice to drive now!
     
  8. BackMotor
    Joined: Mar 9, 2009
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    We ran a TNT at Lakeland last night, talked with the track officials, and we are confirmed for the BilletProof Drags next Sunday !! Also Nostalgia Larry (the announcer) told me our match-race would be a blown alky front engine dragster with a 392 HEMI :cool: It's gonna be a blast :D
     
  9. AHotRod
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    Very cool !
    Lat night it was cool for Florida....you must have made great power.
     
  10. REJ
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    from FLA

    We can only hope that it will be that cool next weekend.
    I guess I'm ready after the pass I made down the road in front of the house yesterday. Shifted into third gear and the dragster decided to break the timing chain!!
    Got it fixed and made another pass, it stayed together this time, so I'll be looking for somebody to run next Sunday. Any takers?????
    Robert
     
  11. iveroguy
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    Worked all weekend on my blown out headers. I think they'll hold together for a few runs down the track. Anybody know if I'll need seatbelts in my '55 chevy to pass TECH? Can't wait! Never been down the track before. 305 with an old stock powerglide. It's not fast, but it is fun!
     
  12. BackMotor
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    I'm pretty sure the 2 main things they check are: seat belts and battery hold-down.
     
  13. ANewBeat
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    from Floriduh

  14. msuguydon
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    I am gonna be there, not that anyone cares... dying to run the family, C-Dan, 4 door to see what it can do in the 1/8... anyone bringing a hour glass?
     
  15. roosters hot rods
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    hell don its just for fun....see ya this weekend......i'll be there saturday night.
     
  16. AHotRod
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    I wonder how many folks will be at the Motel Saturday night?

    I know I will be.......
     
  17. Obsessedwithchop
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    5 days till I should be there..also not that anyone cares lol but I should come in with the 59 buick beater but she will just be a pretty spectator
     
  18. Grandadeo
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    Due to some unexpected health problems with my mom, who lives with us, looks like we won't be making it to Lakeland this weekend. Not sure if the host motel is full yet for Saturday night but I have a suite available if anyone can use it. They have a seven day cancellation policy so I'll have to eat the $68 dollars for the one night. Please PM me if anyone can take it over for me. Thanks.

    Lee
     
  19. hotrod mike
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    I'll be there Saturday afternoon. If the cool night weather holds, a jacket would be a good idea. This should be a blast. Who else is coming?
     
  20. Big T
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    from Florida

    Me and some other Jacksonville guys/gals will be making our way down to spectate.
     
  21. Obsessedwithchop
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    Is everyone else planning on having there old rodz there even if ur not running?
     
  22. Dallas
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    I would hope since it's a BP event that everone will be in there old tin. Should be a great turn out. The F-Bombs will be there. Hell, even some of the Burghounds C.C. are said to make an apperance. Maybe they'll put there purses down and get on the track, lol. Lookin foward to some good times.
     
  23. AHotRod
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    Absolutely !
    Don't leave your HotRods at home just because you don't want to run it down the track!
    We are doing this to just have fun, and we want to see you all with your HotRods!
     
  24. Ramblur
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    See you there! From a ghost track in the 80's to a fine little 1/8th mile
    facility. You won't recognize the place from these pics I took when I first
    saw it...

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  25. Obsessedwithchop
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    Sounds good Theres another thread going on a saturday night meet up I mentioned meeting up at the hotrod diner/bar downtown "The chop shop". They got pabst flowing out the A! Then maybe getting a big meet at a local parking later that night lot. just let me know I believe I can get clearance on a few parking lots. Just something to do so no ones getting bored sat night trying to get crappy cable in there hotel rooms.
     
  26. Obsessedwithchop
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    Ramblur thats the lakeland drag strip? If so Ive lived here my whole life and never seen those pics.
     
  27. Ramblur
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    Yep thats it in the late 80's. No idea when it went under but judging by the
    stubby guardrail posts it hadn't run for quite a while.Was a 1/4mile then and
    I've seen pics of Garlits doing fire burnouts there.Anybody else have any
    history?
     
  28. BackMotor
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    There was also a Lakeland Dragstrip in another state, have seen pics of it when active, looks just like the track in those 2 pics :confused:
     
  29. Ramblur
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    The "other" Lakeland track was I believe in Tennessee,these pics indeed
    are what is now Lakeland Motorsports Park.I took these pics in the late
    80's the day it was being auctioned off. Look at the first pic where it says
    Florida International Raceway on the (old)tower. And behind the tower
    you can see the bleachers of the circle track.
     
  30. Ramblur
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